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Addresses Common Battery Life Issues with Indicator Light, On/Off Switch, Power-Saving Mode; Features Plug-and-Play Mini-Receiver, Invisible Optical Tracking
FREMONT, Calif. Sept. 6, 2005 Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI), the world´s leading manufacturer of computer mice, today announced the Logitech® LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse, a mouse that improves the cordless experience with power-saving features that support battery life of up to eight months and a clutter-reducing wireless mini-receiver that is plug and play.
Long battery life and the ability to manage power consumption are important qualities for cordless mice. In fact, a recent survey of 1,200 Logitech mouse owners showed that 76 percent were highly interested in having a battery indicator light on the mouse. The Logitech LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse features Logitech´s new smart power management system, which includes an indicator light that glows green when the mouse is turned on and the battery life is good. The light blinks red when 1-2 weeks of battery life remain. The second component of the smart power management system is an on/off button on the base of the mouse, which can help further extend battery life. The mouse also uses invisible optical tracking technology that conserves power while tracking better than previous optical mice with a red light-emitting diode (LED). And, it automatically goes into a power-saving standby mode within one second of inactivity.
Logitech´s Smart Power Management features are an essential component in how we´ve made the cordless experience even easier and better than before, said Ashish Arora, Logitech vice president of product marketing for retail pointing devices. The LX7 mouse provides a battery life of up to eight months but battery life can be extended much farther, depending upon how people use it, thanks to the reminders provided by the indicator light, the on/off switch and the power-saving standby mode.
The Logitech LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse uses Logitech´s proprietary 27 MHz technology and a plug-and-play mini-receiver. The mouse and receiver are paired during manufacturing so that when they are plugged in, they work immediately making it easy to use with either a notebook or desktop computer. No setup or connection process is necessary. Also, the LX7 doesn´t have a bulky receiver, which was previously common with cordless mice, further decreasing desktop clutter.
Designed to fit comfortably in the right or left hand, the ambidextrous Logitech LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse is sculpted on both sides of the mouse, giving it an hourglass shape. The mouse features a soft-touch, rubberized grip, helping maximize comfort. Also, the product comes in three different stylish color combinations: glossy metallic blue/piano black, quartz gray/piano black, or ice blue/steel gray.
The mouse uses two AA batteries, but can operate on only one for those who prefer the mouse to be more lightweight. The mouse includes Logitech´s Tilt Wheel Plus Zoom scroll wheel, which allows people to effortlessly scroll left, right, up and down, and zoom in and out of digital photos, Web pages and open documents. It also features integrated forward and back buttons.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech LX7 Cordless Optical Mouse will be available in the U.S. beginning in September for a suggested retail price of $39.99. It will be available in Europe beginning in late September.
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGI). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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